Informatica has joined the Object Management Group (OMG) to further efforts to develop a universal metadata standard for data warehousing.
“Informatica was the first to address the need for metadata-exchange standards, with our metadata exchange initiative,” said Diaz Nesamoney, COO of Informatica. Metadata is information used to describe the context and structure of data and information processes.
Through OMG, Informatica will be working alongside members such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Oracle in developing the next version of the organization’s common warehouse metamodel (CWM). The CWM standard will allow for the interoperability of enterprise applications, which will help customers exchange metadata between different vendor products.
The Object Management Group was founded in April 1989 by 11 companies, including 3Com, American Airlines, Canon, Data General, Hewlett-Packard, Philips Telecommunications, Sun Microsystems and Unisys. It now has around 800 members.
The organization’s objective was to create a component-based software marketplace by hastening the introduction of standardized object software. Its charter includes the establishment of industry guidelines and detailed object management specifications to provide a common framework for application development.
Informatica’s products include a comprehensive suite of analytic applications, the industry’s most powerful data integration platform and a wide range of supporting services and partnerships.